Your Car’s Dash Could Look Like This In The Near Future

The second our cars gain the ability to drive all by themselves, the need for a traditional dashboard will go away.

It’s been said before that future cars will be more media-focused inside, rather than focused on functionality, since there will be no need for them to have physical buttons and switches.

This means that the gauge cluster will most likely join with the main display to form a large screen for media, navigation, settings and so on. Mercedes is already toying with the idea, even though their format is still a traditional one with gauges in front of the driver.

Now, what you’re looking at in these images, is the MIRi UX by one Jason Kim. As you can see, the main display is one gigantic piece, seamlessly split in multiple sections.

For example, on the left (apparently it’s a LHD car), you’ve got your speed indicator, odometer, range, route guidance and cruise control settings, plus whatever song you happen to be listening to. To the right of that is a large map that occupies the same space as the media section where you can watch your favorite TV show.

As for the other side of the giant display, that seems to be the “app drawer”, where you can check out your social media, download more apps, use the phone and more. Finally, beneath everything there’s a smaller screen that features climate control functions, a possibly physical hazard lights button and other important information.

Interestingly, the date on the display says June 26, 2024, which is probably hopeful thinking for this type of advanced technology.

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  • Lyonel Baratheon

    More than real.

    • Rocc E. Normyss

      Better watch what you wish for carscoops…. the day my dash looks like this, is the day you all are unemployed.

  • Bill Nguyen

    Gee, this won’t be distracting at all…

    • Bash

      Autonomous!

  • João Ricardo

    Too much information.

  • Rocket

    I promise you my car’s dash will NEVER look like this. When physical buttons become a thing of the past, this guy starts buying preowned.

    • Rocc E. Normyss

      Right on!!!

  • Sébastien

    Weird idea, too limited (Tesla already did it with Model3):
    why not just replace all glasses by OLED? Easier to read, and would allow augmented reality if the images from sensors/cameras get overlayed with other stuff

  • salamOOn

    pure stupid, pure form not function.

    • Big Black Duck

      please elaborate

  • LeStori

    What is the point of a dashboard if the car is driving itself and you are just an occupant. Might as well turn the whole region in front of you into an infotainment area with the outside world only being displayed as necessary. Because when you are in your cocoon, why would you want to look at the crappy environment your car is traveling. Thinking ahead, the view you see might be able to see might even be of an area you are not traveling. On the freeway and looking at the beach view…

  • Gullet

    I assume that since there is no steering wheel it’s a level 5 vehicle. In that case I really don’t see why you would need any information about it at all. Just remove the dash completely.

  • ErnieB

    Nah! In the future we will travel in full clear orbs around town.. you will have the option of a virtual cockpit that can change your imagery/external visual environment (EVE) so if you are driving past the hood you won’t see the projects but naked women all over the place in paradise..

  • LWOAP

    No.

  • Cobrajet

    That’s peak modernity there. Now everyone make will aspire to reach it.

    • Bash

      True, and perhaps it started with the Benz S-class, that long screen might just keep growing with every new re-design and becomes touch operated to reach this!

  • HOW MANY TIMES DO WE SEE PEOPLE SITTING IN A “CONNECTED” CAR PLAYING WITH THEIR PHONES? GIVEN HOW ADDICTED PEOPLE HAVE BECOME TO THEIR SMARTPHONES I DON’T SEE THE NEED FOR THIS. WAY TOO MUCH CAR RELATED INFO AND PEOPLE SEE TO ENJOY WATCHING/DOING THINGS WITH THE SCREEN IN PORTRAIT MODE.

  • john1168

    I like it! Especially since you’ll be able to configure it however you like. Technically, they can do this now.

  • Marty

    If touch screens are so awesome, how come personal computers still have physical keyboards?

    • Bash

      You sir are living in 2030 while we all still in 2017. Thumbs-up!

      • Marty

        Or maybe it’s the car manufacturers who are living in the 1900, and still haven’t realised that some of the cool futuristic ideas from that age are actually quite unpractical. 🙂

  • Enter Ranting

    No thanks. I have more than enough screens in my life as it is.